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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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It's What You Make Of It

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review by Bill1959

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Great itinerary and great time on this trip. Easy checkin and disembarkation. Getting into Russia was a little slow the first day but quick and easy the next two days. All ports where great, but Helsinki was our least favorite. We could have used another day at sea that day instead. Entertainment was good, food in main dining room was ok. We always found something we liked and our waiter and assistant made the experience fantastic. Awesome cabin steward, attentive and helpful. Cruise director was ok, not great but not bad. Ship was clean and well maintained, some areas could use some sprucing up, but all in all looked good. All cruises are what you make of them, instead of looking for negative things embrace everything else and enjoy everything else. The ports of call was a great selection and learning their history and enjoying the local flavors and brews makes the experience that much richer. We would go again in a second.

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin M 8635

Small, but clean and functional. We had enough storage space and closet space. We liked the interior for this trip because of the long hours of sunlight and early sunrises made sleeping easier.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Rostock (Warnemunde)

On our own. Took train to see a castle and then the small fishing village close to where docked. Very enjoyable day.


Walking tour of city with tastings of local food and brews. Great time and highly informative.

Private Tour

Highlight of the entire cruise. St Petersburg is an amazing city with awesome sights and attractions. Museums, churches and other attractions makes this city well worth visiting. Three days was not enough.

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Great walking tour of the city with a great guide.


Ok city, walked around, saw some sights. Missing this stop would not have diminished the cruise in any way. Just ok city.


An amazing city. Using the hop on, hop off transportation system is the best way to see the city. Interesting architecture and museums and palace. Great selection of restaurants and food choices. Two days was not enough time to see everything, not even close.

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